Family Matters: The Complete First Season

Family Matters: The Complete First Season

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One of the most popular situation comedies of the 1990s, ABC's nine-season Family Matters (1989-98), was the brainchild of William Bickley and Michael Warren, who created the program as a spinoff of the earlier Perfect Strangers (1986). It originated with the character of Harriette Winslow (Jo Marie Payton), a Chicago-based elevator operator who worked

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One of the most popular situation comedies of the 1990s, ABC's nine-season Family Matters (1989-98), was the brainchild of William Bickley and Michael Warren, who created the program as a spinoff of the earlier Perfect Strangers (1986). It originated with the character of Harriette Winslow (Jo Marie Payton), a Chicago-based elevator operator who worked at the newspaper that employed Strangers protagonists Larry and Balki. In the fall of '89, Harriette got her own show, which followed the various adventures of her extended family - her policeman husband Carl (Reginald Vel Johnson); her children Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams), Judy (Jaimee Foxworth) and Eddie (Darius McCrary); and her widowed sister Rachel (Telma Hopkins), who had an infant son, Ritchie (Joseph and Julius Wright). The real star of the series, however, emerged mid-way through Season One, when Jaleel White turned up as consummate "nerd" Steve Urkel, a socially-inept, klutzy brainiac who pined unsuccessfully for Laura's affections - and elevated series ratings to an unforeseen level with his nutty antics. This package presents all original 22 episodes from Season One (1989-90).

Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2010
UPC:
0883929102839
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
8:04:00
Sales rank:
2,778

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Family Matters: The Complete First Season 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this show! I'm praying they release all the seasons soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved watching it. I finished it last night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From my perspective, this series originally started out as family-oriented, but the moment it introduced the Urkel character I lost all respect for this series. I personally find the Urkel character to be highly offensive and to be a representation of an insulting and hurtful stereotype of a young person. Given all the problems of bullying going on in our schools, to take what I feel is an insulting and hurtful stereotype and present this to impressionable young children as part of the TGIF children's program lineup in the 1990s, to this day it makes me wonder how any caring person could think that is appropriate?